Modelling of the Human Heart

To get a spatial 3-D model of the human heart, 32 computer-tomography slices of the human heart were generated. These slices were positioned equidistantly in a Z-direction which represented the axis originating from the apex toward the base. The resolution on the X-Y plane was 512 x 512 points and was determined by a scanning procedure.

Sample slices:

Because of the integrity of the model, it was necessary to guarantee the exact overlaping of all slices. Before digitalisation, two reference points on every picture were marked in order to adjust all data.

3-D model of the human heart:

The precision of this model was later further reduced to meet the requirements of the simulation.